What I Did: Garage Sale

So as some people have asked in a few of my previous posts I felt that I should discuss my new major life change. As my longer readers know I was engaged at the beginning of the year and my fiance decided that he no longer wanted the relationship. Some may not know that I am not from Michigan and the main reason I lived here was for that said person. Over the past months I had a bitter sweet relationship with Michigan. I love how easy this place is, I know where to hang, I have my group of friends, and my job... but I never enjoyed the state to the extent of others. I always wanted to go live somewhere new, try new things, meet new people. I am from southern Ohio, I've lived in Brasil as well as Alaska, so I had no real ties to Michigan anymore. So with saving money I am making a leap into a new world for Lauren. On August 1st I am leaving Michigan for good. All through August I will be in Ohio soaking it up with my family before I make the long fun drive to San Francisco in September.

That's right San Fran here I come. I've wanted to live there for the past 4 years. I have amazing friends there, I've shown in galleries there, and best of all no more winter. Thank god.

So of course I had a garage sale with my buddy Mike who is moving to London permanently. Did I sell a lot? Eh... But I had an amazing time drinking beers with my friends and getting sunburnt. We all chilled out, tried to play banjo, rejected peoples offers to buy my dog, made a $5 art pile, got my money for another surprise... Best weekend ever.



Midwest Mayhem | July 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Still wish I could have stopped by! Instead I was trapped the few blocks down making popcorn in an 88 degree lobby. If it wasn't for the crazy parking situation I would have gone on my break.

summertime dreams | July 23, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Oh that's so exciting!! I'm sure you'll love it there!
I keep dreaming of Californ-i-a too, Sacramento area though. I can't imagine how wonderful it would be to no longer have winter! Lucky girl!
Best wishes for a smooth road trip, and have FUN!! :D

Stacia | July 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Can I say how proud I am of you! Wow! I am impressed! Enjoy the adventure! :)

Anonymous | July 24, 2011 at 7:21 PM

A $5 art pile! I wish I had stopped by. I love the pic of you hooping. I hope you continue to blog from SF.

She is Sara | July 25, 2011 at 5:27 AM

It looks like I am farting on Lee in these pictures, haha.

I love the one of Tripp, cutie pup. :)

jessie | July 25, 2011 at 8:55 AM

i love these pictures, i'm glad you had fun at your garage sale! can't wait to see pictures when you move to san francisco :)

Rosie | July 26, 2011 at 12:58 AM

Good luck with the move!
How exciting, I'd love to visit San Fran but it's a very long way from England :)
Enjoy your summer!

Victoria / Justice Pirate | July 28, 2011 at 8:44 AM

I love the banjo. It's so nice! I guess your only tie to Michigan now is Sara, right? I hope that your friendship to her will be just as amazing as ever. I hope you have an exciting adventure in San Francisco! You're awesome.